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Matteo Thun

The Italian with a sense for ecology designs for Parador.

Biography

The Italian architect and designer Matteo Thun is a co-founder of Sottsass Associati and the legendary Memphis Group. From 1983 to 1996 he taught as a professor of design at the College of Applied Art in Vienna. From 1990 he also worked as the creative director for Swatch. In his studio in Milan he works right across the fi elds of architecture, design and communication. His hotel “Side” in Hamburg, which he set up in collaboration with the artist Robert Wilson, was voted Hotel of the Year in 2001.

Matteo Thun website

Awards

 

2013

Wine Architecture Prize 2013 (holiday homes for Longen-Schröder winery)

2013

AIT Innovation Prize


2011

Green Good Design Award („Zucchetti Isy System“)


2011

Simon Taylor Award for Lifetime Achievement (prize for outstanding personalities)


2005

Worldwide Hospitality Award (Radisson SAS Frankfurt)


2004

Wallpaper Design Award (Vigilius Mountain Resort Interiors)


2004

Compasso d’oro („Girly System - Sanitary Fittings Catalano“)

Red Dot Design Award 2009

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Matteo Thun wins Red Dot Design Award 2009 for Parador

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